Lot 122: HENRI MATISSE | La Sieste (D. 427)
October 28, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Lithograph, 1922, signed in ink, inscribed 'ep. d'artiste' and numbered 2/10 (an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 50), on China paper, framed
The print is in good condition, the full sheet. Small fox marks and mat-stain visible at extreme edges of sheet, primarily at upper and right sheet edges. (A four inch diagonal paper fault, inherent in the paper, visible under raking light to the right of the figure.) A few faint creases at sheet edges, primarily at top. The verso in good condition. Edges of sheet appear to be reinforced with a 1/16 inch band of paper or tape. Faint, scattered fox marks, primarily at sheet edges.
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Dimensions: image: 405 by 437 mm 16 by 17 1/4 in